Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

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    Training Bulletin 1-2016i - Offenders Returning to a Sending State Effective March 1, 2016 Re: Rules 3.101-1, 3.103, 3.106, 4.111 & 5.103 Standard Procedures for Offenders Returning to a Sending State   Receiving states must request reporting…
Managed activities with replies such as a request for return reporting instructions can be withdrawn prior to reply from the sending state.  The assigned user in the receiving state can withdraw the request from the offender's profile screen.  If the…
The Return in Lieu of Retaking report lists active cases in the receiving state with a violation requiring retake and a violation response ordering the offender to return. Charts distinguish cases between those with or without a transmitted returning RFRI…
The Active Cases with Returning RFRI dashboard lists active cases with reporting instructions marked ‘Transferred Offender Returning to Sending State’ in the receiving state (incoming) or sending state (outgoing). It provides departure notice and arrival…
Returning to a Sending State occurs for 3 reasons: Transferee requests to return to the sending state Transferee was granted reporting instructions during transfer investigation and transfer is denied (no subsequent transfer will occur) Return in lieu of…
Compact Office Staff Training Last Updated April 26, 2021 These training tools and resources are specific to Compact Office Staff discussing how to operationalize the ICAOS rules when training stakeholders. Compact Staff Training-ICOTS email bounces-What…
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
Supervision in the Receiving State These training tools and resources discuss requirements and processes for offenders supervised in another state under the Interstate Compact Requirements. -Victim's Rights & Notification -Supervision…
(a) The receiving state may close its supervision of an offender and cease supervision upon– The date of discharge indicated for the offender at the time of application for supervision unless informed of an earlier or later date by the sending state;…
The 'Rejected Cases Requiring Action Report' provides a list of cases in which the latest status is ‘rejected’ and is still ‘open’ in ICOTS (non-historical.)  There are 2 separate lists that generate from that report.   Each case will need to be…
ICAOS Rules 4.111 and 5.103 also require sending states to issue nationwide arrest warrants for absconders who fail to return to the sending state in no less than fifteen (15) business days. Warrant requirements apply to offenders who fail to return to…
An offender subject to retaking proceedings has no right to bail. Rule 5.111 specifically prohibits any court or paroling authority in any state to admit an offender to bail pending completion of the retaking process, individual state law to the contrary…
(a) For an offender returning to the sending state, the receiving state shall request reporting instructions, unless the offender is under active criminal investigation or is charged with a subsequent felony or violent crime in the receiving state. The…
The Rejected Cases Returning vs Awaiting New Transfer report lists incoming/outgoing rejected cases where an offender is in the receiving state with approved RIs and has a rejected transfer request. Cases are distinguished by whether an offender is…
This guide supports extradition professionals managing the return of supervised individuals who transfer to another state through the Interstate Compact. Topics addressed within the new guide include: Who is subject to the Compact; Differences between…
Whether an offender whose supervision was never transferred and who subsequently absconds supervision is subject to retaking under the terms of the Compact
About The administrative reports provide data on current cases, specific compact processes, cleanup of duplicate records and management of ICOTS users for your state. These reports provide states with details on active compact cases and provide tools to…
The version 4.0 code release resolves outstanding issues regarding data display and the functions to facilitate returning offenders to a sending state. Released April 29, 2009. PDF Forms (Transfer Request & Request for Reporting Instruction…
An offender who absconds from a receiving state is a fugitive from justice. The procedures for returning a fugitive to a demanding state can be affected by the Uniform Extradition and Rendition Act (UERA). Under that act, a fugitive may waive all…
Extradition – means the return of a fugitive to a state in which the offender is accused, or has been convicted of, committing a criminal offense, by order of the governor of the state to which the fugitive has fled to evade justice or escape prosecution…
Through its rules, the Commission allows an “expedited” option, which effectively allows the offender to transfer supervision on a “pending acceptance” basis. To qualify for expedited reporting instructions, the sending and receiving state must agree that…
(a) Except as required in Rules 5.101-1, 5.102, 5.103 and 5.103-1 at its sole discretion, a sending state may order the return of an offender.  The sending state must notify the receiving state within 15 business days of their issuance of the directive to…
Anytime a receiving state user is unable to create a case closure due to a 'lack of a primary address' identify the supervising state and request an address be entered into the offender's profile.  This action will resolve the error. See…
To allow for additional activities or requests, rejections to transfer requests and/or denial of reporting instructions do not deactivate cases. The sending state must withdraw the case from the offender profile screen to remove the cases from the active…
Notwithstanding any other rule, if an offender is charged with a subsequent felony or violent crime, the offender shall not be retaken or ordered to return until criminal charges have been dismissed, sentence has been satisfied, or the offender has been…
Whether a receiving state can require relevant documents and return an offender that can no longer be safely supervised
The Discretionary Retaking activity communicates the Sending State’s intent to Retake under Rule 5.101 (b) ‘retake an offender via warrant’  Returns invoked under Rule 5.101 (a) use return reporting instructions. Activity Workflow The Discretionary…
(a) Upon a request by the receiving state and documentation that the offender’s behavior requires retaking, a sending state shall issue a warrant to retake or order the return of an offender from the receiving state or a subsequent receiving state within…
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Appriss pushed the first batch of ICOTS training help points to ICOTS. The ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User Guide PDF. Instead of a large and cumbersome document that's difficult…
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